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posted May 26, 2003 07:23 PM
OK I have a couple more questions after this weeks race. I am running a 84 monte 1200 rf 1000lf 250 lr 200 rr and afco stock mount shocks.I have removed the sway bars. I run an a 1/2 miledirt track which is usally dry semi slick in feature. Starting tire pressure was 28rf, 26 rr, 24 lr and 24 lf. I lead for six laps but picked up a little push about the center of the corner, Tire pressure went up after race about three pounds on the right sides and 2 pounds lr and 1 lf. My question is what will adding the sway bars back due or will it make the push worse. Just curious cause most run sway bars at my track. Also can camber help with this I am not sure what degrees camber I have but the rf top leans in and the lf topleans out just a tad but the rf has a good bit of camber just looking at it or can tire pressures help just need a starting point like I say though this is not a major push the car is quite well but I dont know what to do to help it, more or less camber or tire pressures, sway bars, also I run about 1 1/2 stagger with a locked rear end.

race it
posted May 26, 2003 10:04 PM
I run 85 Regal..same metric frame..lf1000, rf1100 rr200 lr200 and i do run the front sway bar and swear it helps. I race on dry slick 1/3 mi clay semi banked. 2" rear stagger. my car pushed without it. I run 100 of left rear and 51% crossweight.... street17js

posted May 26, 2003 11:55 PM
actually just before accel, but i think I can over come it with driving style i hope, but I was the fastest when the track was tacky but once it dried out for the feature is when it happened what is usally done going from tacky to dry

[This message has been edited by Whitelightning (edited May 27, 2003).]

posted May 29, 2003 04:02 PM
I run a 4 degree split on camber. -3.5 on right front and +0.5 on left front. A little more stagger will not help on dry slick but a little lower air pressure all around should help.

Tim Weiss
posted May 29, 2003 06:53 PM
try less stagger on rear or more rear weight

posted May 29, 2003 07:32 PM
I run17# rf 15#RR 15#LF 12#LR ON MY 81 MONTI on a 3/8 track and the only push is in my right foot.


Reno Fernley raceway

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